Who's Centric Now?: The Present State of Post-Colonial Englishes by Bruce MooreWho's Centric Now?: The Present State of Post-Colonial Englishes by Bruce Moore

Who's Centric Now?: The Present State of Post-Colonial Englishes

EditorBruce MooreAs told byKatherine Barber

Paperback | February 15, 2001

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The fifteen chapters in the book are the papers from a conference held at the Australian National University 17-29 October 1999. The conference was hosted by the Australian National Dictionary Centre, Oxford University Press, and the Humanities Research centre. It brought together leadinglexicographers from around the world, including the Chief Editor (John Simpson) and Deputy Editor (Penny Silva) of the Oxford English Dictionary.A dominant theme of the papers is the future of regional Englishes (Australian English, Indian English, Canadian English, etc.) in the context of the increasing globalisation of English. Other issues covered include: the relationships between English and other official languages, the relationshipsbetween English and indigenous languages, language and national identity, the history of recording regional Englishes in dictionaries, and the role of British and American English as 'linguistic imperialists'.The countries which receive major emphasis are Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Fiji, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa.
Bruce Moore is director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre at the Australian National University.
Title:Who's Centric Now?: The Present State of Post-Colonial EnglishesFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195514505

ISBN - 13:9780195514506


Table of Contents

TablesFiguresPrefaceMain text1. Tom McArthur: World English(es), world dictionaries2. Tony Deverson: New Zealand, New Zealand English, and the dictionaries3. Bruce Moore: Australian English: Australian identity4. Graeme Kennedy: Lexical borrowing from Maori in New Zealand English5. Penny Silva: South African English: politics and the sense of place6. Vincent B. Y. Ooi: Globalising Singaporean-Malaysian English in an inclusive learner's dictionary7. Rahela Banu and Roland Sussex: English in Bangladesh after independence: dynamics of policy and practice8. R. S. Gupta: English in post-colonial India: an appraisal9. Cavan Hogue: The spread of Anglo-Indian words into South-East Asia10. Darrell Tryon: Pacific Pidgin Englishes: the Australian connection11. Ian Malcolm: Two-Way English and the bicultural experience12. Jan Tent: The current status of English in Fiji13. John Simpson: Queen's English and People's English14. Katherine Barber: Neither Uncle Sam not John Bull: Canadian English comes of age15. Pam Peters: Varietal effects: the influence of American English on Australian and British EnglishIndex